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CSPAN
Dec 3, 2012 8:00pm EST
energy security, and then president obama marks 20 years that the united states and the soviet union reduced nuclear weapons. and then deductions that could be part of the negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff. >> this weekend on c-span3's "american history tv," follow harry truman's eldest son, as they prepared to mark the dropping of the atomic bomb on 1945. >> i know everyone has their own view. i don't want to argue survival. i think we're past that. i want to do what i can to see that this doesn't happen again. >> clifton truman daniel will join us to discuss the inspiration for his trip sunday at 9:00 p.m. eastern on c-span3. >> a report by the group securing america's future energy says the greatest threat to national and economic security is dependence on foreign oil. members of the group, business political and retired military leaders are suggesting a plan of maximizing oil and gas production, reducing consumption, and improving conservation as a way to boost revenue and reduce our debt. this is a little less than an hour and a half. >> good morning, everyone.
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm EST
to -- >> i want to give a special thanks to the staff at securing america's future energy. we stand on the shoulders and the time it takes to get these reports. the policy staff, james, leslie, the staff that puts these together, our political staff and the rest of the team at safe. we're seeing more production than we have ever seen before. the most production in the last couple of decades of year on year growth. oil imports are falling. the demand for oil continues to decline based on fuel economy standards and other reasons. we still continue to have a problem. the report we are releasing today and the subtitle says it all. harnessing american resources and innovation. how do we leverage this abundance we have in the united states to our maximum benefit? washington is talking about our fiscal crisis. the relationship of our oil needs to this crisis are close. it is unnecessary ingredients. every recession in modern times has been preceded by oil price hike. we can cut all we want and raise revenue, we will never find a way to solve our fiscal troubles. how do we leverage this gre
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 10:00am EST
? >> absolutely. what i have been struck in the debate is the time, energy, and attention that has been spent on these tax policies, and the neglect of the broader challenges we face. this is the fantasy of bill and donald that the entire world is focused on capping deductions and what the ramifications are and this is how they spend their lives, so they are in their element, but lee side of the broader goals here. as maya saying, the first question i wanted to answer, does this all the problem? we have a medium-term problem which is the 10-year window, we're going to borrow $10 to it unless we change our policies. then we have what we feel is a primary threat to the future, the long-term problem. before we get to the detail of what the percentage should be, we need to make sure that whenever we negotiate solves those problems. it is essential that brevity -- that revenue be part of the equation. it is difficult to do the spending cuts alone. you need to touch the budget by 30% over the long term, and that will not be supported by the people of all long haul. we cannot just worry about the de
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 1:00am EST
to be successful in what you're doing. life is short. so we must try to use our energy so that we can get the best possible results. i am so glad the chairman said what he said about sticking with this, addressing it, and we encourage all of you to work with us as we move forward. mr. chairman, i think you. >> i thank the gentleman. now i recognize the former chairman of the full committee. >> let me start off by saying, contrary to what has been stated in the media over the years, i am not against vaccinations. i believe that vaccinations have a very important place in our society. they give us one of the best health regimens in the history of mankind. people live longer and have less diseased because we have vaccinations. what we have always opposed is putting toxic chemicals or medals in the vaccinations. the marisol contains mercury. when i was a boy, we used to have mercury in thermometers. and they said, if you break that thermometer and the mercury gets on your hands, as years went by, that was toxic. in indianapolis, we had a school where, in the chemical laboratory, in the health science
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 1:00pm EST
larger water heaters are within the scope of the energy policy act and are rated using a thermal efficiency or t.e. rating. the problem facing american manufacturers is that under the current rules of the road only the small water heaters are deemed eligible for the energy star program. this is nonsensical. it's an outdated measure. and disqualifies our large american made water heaters from being covered by the energy star ratings, regardless of how advanced or how highly efficient they may be. . the legislation before us today would provide the necessary regulatory and business certainty that is needed by our manufacturers. this legislation has the potential of adding upwards of 1,000 jobs for domestic water heater manufacturers, many of them are in my home state of tennessee, where there are already 3,000 jobs directly involved in the manufacturing of water heaters. i thank the chairman again. i thank mr. aderholt and i also want to commend the gentleman and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back the balance of her time. the ge
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 1:00am EST
need to do more. we should expand our domestic energy industry. american innovation has given us access to massive new deposits of oil and natural gas, making america one of the most energy- rich countries on the planet. this new energy opens all kinds of new middle-class jobs come from the fields and platforms woodrow, to the manufacturing plants that return to the united states with a lower cost of energy, and these are the types of jobs we need most, right now. middle-class work. we need to take full advantage of this. [applause] by tearing down unnecessary regulatory barriers to tapping our own energy sources. a sound monetary policy would also encourage. the way our interest rates and currency are treated is another cause of unpredictability injected right into our economy. we need to have a balanced approach to regulation. we need to weigh the benefit of any given regulation against the impact it will have on job creation. that is why we should implement something like senator paul's act, so that congress that's the final say on it. -- gets the final say on it. [applause] getting
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 6:00am EST
is being underwritten by areva, a growing player in renewable energy and nuclear energy. we thank them for their support. as always, we are on the record here. please no live blogging or other means of filing -- to give you some time to think. there is no embargo, but c-span has agreed not to air the video of the breakfast until noon today to give those of you who actually paid to attend the breakfast time to file. finally, if you'd like to ask a question please do the traditional thing and send me a subtle, nonthreatening signal. with that, thanks again from our supporters and viewers. >> he always goes first. the times article was right about one thing -- the debt duo, if you want to know what we are really like, you can imagine sonny and cher. you can imagine which one i am. somebody once asked me, what was it like to be president of a university? i said it is like being ceo of a cemetery. you have lots of people underneath you. i thought i would update you -- yesterday i had a meeting with a group of ceo's that we took in to meet with the white house economic team and i subsequentl
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2012 6:30pm EST
&t. but in the large companies are behind this. i think it has a lot of energy behind it. the bill coming out of committee is good, strong, bipartisan support and will strengthen the effort. i agree that there needs to be more discussion of this legislation. there needs to be hearings early next year. i think we have a good starting point. >> konrad motyka, how often in your job do you use the e-mails surges are cell phone searches -- searches or the cell phone searches? >> i am primarily in narcotics. i've not made the use of that as a tool in that particular arina. i do not want to put myself out there that uses it all the time. by could address what was said earlier. more concerns were brought to the debate fairly late. there is a bipartisan consensus to take a look at this and address it. i hope some of the law enforcement concerns will be taken into account. it does seem that the discussion will happen. i am happy to hear that. >> i've heard that before. law enforcement has been at the table since day one, you should do the department of justice. -- mostly from the department of justice.
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2012 4:30pm EST
in federal subsidies, although more than half of those have been available to the energy sector. we have spent to bring that together, we spent more in one year with the oil and gas and energy companies and their industry than we have spent in the entire life of the program of amtrak. clearly there seems to be an imbalance and it's not one that should be continued. regarding the vision of high speed rail, the amtrak acela service is one of those alternatives and though it may only achieve the speeds of average of 83 miles per hour, along the n.e.c., surely that is significantly better than the long delays in crawling in our interstate systems that we have. this committee should continue the role as it always has to facilitate the development of critical infrastructure and the continuation of one of america's greatest assets, and that's passenger rail. i want to thank all the witnesses before the committee today. and i look forward to hearing your testimony about how the reorganization of amtrak can make it an even greater service to the american public. with that i yield back. >> i thank
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2012 2:00pm EST
, you see a tremendous amount of energy. legal professionals deserve more credit, attention, and help if we want to promote rule of law in china. i will pause here to commend weifang on being a public intellectual in china. he has been criticized for not just doing footnotes at the university. he is doing exactly what history calls for. my student is looking for -- looking at me nervously to finish. let me give my final point to conclude. it concerns the unavoidable question of politics. we long for the rule of law in china as a constraint on the powerful. how do we get there from here? weifang has not been hesitant to say it takes political reform to get the rule of law. the fact that we are honoring him today in the case he is unusual. too many scholars, both chinese and foreign, have acted as if legal reform would be the driving wedge for political reform so they can avoid confronting difficult questions of political reform now. i hope i am wrong in this next point. the experience of both korea and taiwan suggest otherwise. even though their transition -- the ford their transition,
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 1:00pm EST
business with key sectors in the iranian economy, with energy and ship building and shipping and the ports, this amendment that would shut down businesses that are involved in sectors which fund the proliferation activities of iran and that regime is crucial. in addition, the amendment is going to prohibit business with all designated persons connected to the iranian government. it bans trades and commodities used in these key sectors and used to stop iran from receiving payment in gold or using oil payments in local currency then to buy gold and we have to stop an effort to water down these sanctions. i say that because i remember the votes in the past. i remember our effort on the central bank. it was only because we got unanimous votes because we got so much support that we were able to deploy those. but let me add that there is another portion of the amendment here that targets the regime for their human rights abuses. and i think one of the areas where we've been short, for those of you who have talked to to those in the prison there and experienced the torture, who have seen the murd
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 8:00pm EST
have scrambled regional power dynamics, and the energy revolution around the world will likely further change the region's strategic landscape in the coming years. indeed, america's increasing energy independence will have far reaching implications, not only for our economic future but for our security relationships around the world. fourth, economics are increasingly shaping international affairs alongside more traditional forms of national power. emerging powers like india and brazil are gaining clout because of their size, of course, but more the size of their economies than of their military. more about the potential of their markets than their projection of what we used to think of as power. meanwhile, the global economic system, open, free, transparent, and fair, that fueled unprecedented growth is now under unprecedented pressure. trade imbalances, new forms of protectionism, the rise of state capitalism, and crippling public debt. finally, the traditional sources of america's global leadership are in need of renewal. a task for all of us. the cottage industry of cassandras and
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2012 6:00am EST
, and clean energy. i want to put people back to work rebuilding our roads, bridges, and our schools. i want to do this by bringing down our deficits in a balanced and responsible way. [applause] >> on this last point, you probably heard a lot of talk in washington and in the media about the deadlines that we're facing on jobs and taxes and investments. this is not some run-of-the-mill debate. this isn't about which political party can come out on top in negotiations. we've got important decisions to make that are going to have a real impact on businesses and families all across the country. our ultimate goal, our long-term goal is to get our long-term deficit under control in a way that is balanced and is fair. that would be good for businesses, for our economy, for future generations. and i believe both parties can and will work together in the coming weeks to get that done. we know how that gets done. we're going to have to raise a little more revenue. we've got to cut out spending we don't need, building on the trillion dollars of spending cuts we've already made. and if we combine those
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2012 7:00pm EST
] the energy in this room is nice. how this issue of educational reform has ripened, the combination of need, the talent we see in this room. there is a sense that the moment has a ride. the other is jeb bush. i am a great believer that two things matter in life -- ideas and people. that is the driver of change in history. jeb is a perfect example of in what he is doing. he is the coming together of a person with real talent and drive. the fact that you are here is the greatest salute you could give. condie and that, the the national security background. we used to mess around with something called the rand bond calculated. it used to calculate the cep, t he circular error robert roe -- error probable. are today. we have travelled a considerable distance. when asked what the great -- the greatest national-security threat is, he did not say al qaeda, iran, north korea, what he said was the deficit and the state of american society. i think that is exactly right. you can look at questions of the budget, and for structure, an immigration policy but above all this education policy. this is the f
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2012 8:00pm EST
, and bursting with energy and enthusiasm." what has changed? on david souter, he said on david souter, he said something -- each of us
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 7:00am EST
for energy, is one of an innovative program that has collection bins for commercial fishermen to dispose of unwanted fishing gear. it's disposed more than 700 of obsolete dare elect gear which -- dire elect gear which has lost marketable lobster and saves up to $792 million in damages to boat propelers from direlect fishing gear. if that isn't enough, the energy from them recycles gear. it doesn't cost the fishermen anything to dispose of this gear and that's why it's such a successful program. this small federal investment results in huge cost savings. marine debris is much larger and a growing problem. with disasters in japan last year and the recent storms like sandy, cleaning up debrises requires both resources and coordination between agencies and states. while i commend the bipartisan support and leadership of my colleagues to get this bill to the president, i'm disappointed that the program's authorization has not been extended. i will continue to work for permanent re-authorization of the marine debris program because it is a critical for program development in coastal communitie
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2012 9:00am EST
credit which expires at the end of this year. investing in renewable energy is creating new jobs, reducing our dependence own foreign oil and promoting economic growth. in pennsylvania, the wind industry supports 4,000 jobs and powers 180,000 homes, including in the pittsburgh area. the uncertainty surrounding the looming deadline to renew the p.t.c. has forced some companies to lay off employees, and if we let it expire, thousands of more hardworking americans will be out of work. two wind farm projects in western pennsylvania were already canceled this year. this is an issue where both sides can come together to do what's right for our country, letting the p.t.c. expire would damage the competitiveness of the united states and the global economy, and i urge my colleagues to extend this vital job-creating tax credit before it expires. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: the gentle
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 6:00am EST
is the time, energy, and attention that has been spent on these tax policies, and the neglect of the broader challenges we face. this is the fantasy of bill and donald that the entire world is focused on capping deductions and what the ramifications are and this is how they spend their lives, so they are in their element, but -- of the broader goals here. -- but we sometimes lose sight of the broader goals here. as maya was saying, the first question i wanted to answer, does this stall the problem? we have a medium-term problem which is the 10-year window, we're going to borrow $10 trillion unless we change our policies. then we have what we feel is a primary threat to the future, the long-term problem. before we get to the detail of what the percentage should be, we need to make sure that whatever we negotiate solves those problems. it is essential that revenue be part of the equation. not only for political reasons, but numerically it is difficult to do the spending cuts alone. you need to cut the budget by 30% over the long term, and that will not be supported by the people in the long ha
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 10:00am EST
or their ethnic background or their gender to use their energy, talent and common sense as free people in a nation that must remain the strongest in the world which is simply cannot be if it's drowning in debt. i'm here to fight for what's best for my constituents, every one of them, today and every day in every single way i can. i am here to serve them and not any party or idea -- ideology. my constituents' future extends far beyond any election. they deserve that future to be as secure and prosperous as it can be. and it surely can be if we in congress and the white house can have the courage to move forward together in a spirit of true cooperation. i stand ready to do that, and i stand with the people of the hudson valley. thank you, mr. speaker, and i yield back. . the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois, mr. gutierrez, for five minutes. mr. gutierrez: mr. speaker, let me tell you how you know you have turpped the corner in the immigration debate. when sean hanity and senator rand paul and a group of others in the republican party began saying it's time to ret
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 7:00am EST
an energy ceo. the district covers all of southeast missouri. 62, at the first woman office in mike in washington,an independent caller, what are your thoughts on this? caller: you know, i have my doubts about a lot of things these days. one thing i wanted to mention is every time we have a situation where there was going to be a government shutdown, they put the fear in everybody and then at the last minute they come up with something, and now they are talking about the fiscal cliff. i guarantee you miraculously at the end of the month they are going to come up with something. they are going to finally get their act together and decide on what is they have to get done. this happens all the time, year after year. i feel that when they are talking about entitlements -- i am a veteran. when they start talking about that, it makes you feel like you are a charity case if you are getting benefits. there are many people out there i know who could have volunteered to go to iraq but they did not do that. i did. other people with disabilities and people who have paid into social security, i
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
, alexander hamilton, observe energy is a leading character in good government. the president must lead in a divided government and must not advocate his or her responsibility. president obama has the responsibility to propose a real bipartisan plan to avert the fiscal cliff that can pass both the house and the senate. withdrawing from the recommendations of the simpson- bowles commission, the president could propose a plan that would not only avert the so-called fiscal cliff, but also help us avert the yawning fiscal of this ivory for me -- it this goal -- fiscal abyss. if president obama were to offer such a plan, republicans would act favorably. going over the cliff is unnecessary. as it has been observed in "the wall street journal," the president is boxing in the republicans. he is offering them a deal they cannot accept. first, the president has repeatedly called for a balanced solution involving both revenue and less spending. what is obvious to the most casual observer is that this plan is not a balanced. the fiscal cliff involves nearly four dollars of anticipated revenue from
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2012 2:00pm EST
to president barack obama, major philip may, regional administrator for region four of the federal energy management agency, mr. george "tony" robinson region six federal emergency management agency, ellen darcy, assistant secretary of the army for the corps of engineers. mr. william craig fugate, administrator for the federal emergency management agency, mr. andrew velazquez, regional administrator, reasonon five for the federal emergency management agency, ms. beth freeman, regional administrator region seven for the federal emergency management agency, in which we point out this impending problem. . now i'm not the only one talking about this. every member of congress along that corridor are receiving phone calls, letters, emails, we have all sorts of groups out there very much worried about this problem needing to be solved. and it can be solved. but it appears that the corps of engineers has an annual operating plan. and this annual operating plan determines how much water they are table release from the missouri river into the mississippi river in the wintertime. and i understand th
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 1:00pm EST
on and that was a year and a half ago and i'm still tired from how quickly and how much energy he put into this trip to expos me to -- expose me to the needs of our troops throughout the far east and, again, your respect on both sides of the aisle is well-known. your energy is well-known and thank you for your service. mrs. biggert: i appreciate that. thank you. >> if the gentlelady will yield? it's been a great privilege to serve and to travel. mr. platts: when we were visiting special forces in the philippine islands, this past september i was at my local fair in york, pennsylvania, and i ran into one of those special forces who was from my district whom we met who was getting ready to go back to school but we were reminiscing our trip to him and visiting his special operators on that trip. i wish you great success as you continue to serve the state of colorado with great fashion. mr. perlmutter: thank you. mr. platts: i yield back to the gentlelady and thank her again for the time she's allowed me here today. mrs. biggert: the gentleman yields back. thank you. mr. platts: thank you. mrs. biggert:
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2012 8:00pm EST
, technology, and clean energy. i want to put people back to work rebuilding our roads, bridges, and our schools. i want to do this by bringing down our deficits in a balanced and responsible way. [applause] we have important decisions to make. our ultimate goal is to get our long-term deficits under control in a way that is balanced and fair, and that will be good for businesses, for future generations. i believe both parties can and will work together in the coming weeks to get that done. we know how that gets done. we will have to raise more revenue, cut out spending we do not need, building on the spending cuts we have already made, and if we combine those two things, which can create a path where america is paying its bills while being able to make investments in things we need to do like grow infrastructure. we know how to do it, but in washington nothing is easy, so there is kind to be some prolonged negotiations. all of us will have to get out of our company's films to make that happen. i am willing to do that and am hopeful that enough members of congress in both parties are wil
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2012 2:55pm EST
in the senate, none had been included in the rest of the process. but as the bill came to the energy and commerce committee in 1999, mr. barton and i, we added privacy language. believing that as companies are able to consolidate, banking records, insurance records, brokerage records, the physical examinations of customers and their medical secrets, that there should be privacy here. we were no longer talking about just going into a bank and having old mr. wentwort there that you and your family had known your entire life and you trusted him and there was actually a whole long family history. that is no longer the case. we're now basically living in a world where we've moved from an era of privacy keepers to privacy peepers and data-mining reapers, trying to create profiles of people, using all of their financial information as a way of basically making their companies more efficient but simultaneously compromising the privacy of families all across our country. and so while ultimately the language which mr. barton and i included on the house side and graham-leach-bliley was watered
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm EST
, young, ambitious, disorganized, and bursting with energy and enthusiasm." i david souter, he said something -- each of us have spoken at the podium about warren. he said, "david is my friend. i trust him. i respect him. i like him. he made me think, reflect, and laugh. i think all of us would say the same thing about warren today. he made us think and reflect and laugh. one final thing about his humor -- senator baker was here today. both warren and i voted for a sale. i received a great deal of hate mail because of my name. i'm half irish and half jewish. i am the only one who can be put on the israeli border and be shot from both sides. [laughter] i was getting all of the hate mail and warren was not getting any of them. i will broadcast nationwide that you are jewish and i am not. that way you will get all of the hate mail. he said, do not do that. you are much more politically secure than i am. besides, you would make a nice jewish boy. [laughter] let me conclude with what my favorite statements -- with one of my favorite statements. it sums up my feelings about warren. " thro
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2012 7:00am EST
. there are services and energy being put towards, "where did this come from? what happened?" but what about what are we doing to take care of our individuals and families now? my sister runs and non-profit who tries to help families, but these services are few and far between. if you are not connected, you do not know about them, and you get concern for your family member. you wonder about their future and when you are not here, what will happen. thank you so much for having this. >> before we let you go, what is your sister's name? if people want to get in touch with her. caller: yetta myrich. guest: thank you, matthew, and think your sister for the work you are both doing. you are absolutely right. we need more attention on services. we need more attention on autistic adults. this is part of why we have to be included in this conversation about us. when we are not at the table, really bad things happen. i mentioned the criticism of some of the dominant organizations out there. autism speaks, which is the largest and most well funded organization in the world -- only four since on every dollar
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 10:00am EST
committee i wanted to serve on, i thought, ok, i'll get what i need. i told him i wanted energy and commerce. and he chewed on his cigar and he said, you'll get ed and labor and you'll like. it but jack was a great leader and role model. he supported civil rights bills, refused to sign the southern manifesto in 19 of a an helped write the historical civil rights act. may we also remember congressman jack brooks. he was a great man, a political figure, a u.s. marine veteran and a friend that i'll never forget. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: thank you. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. poe: ask unanimous consent to address how it's for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. poe: mr. speaker, starting at the age of 15, i worked any job i could find to support myself throughout college. manually dug ditches, construction work, plant work. after college i found an entry-level position in the field in which i sturdied. and with hard work i have constantly been employed for 36 years
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2012 1:00am EST
out, how do we effectively and efficiently use your energy and your passion so we get something done? i was listening to you, mr. blaxill. basically, if i understood you correctly, it seems as if you feel that there has been a lot of game play -- i do not know if you use the word fraud, but you came pretty close. you know, as i listen to you, i think about how these numbers are increasing. we are marching into a very, very serious situation. i know you said do not call it an epidemic or whatever you said, but this is serious stuff. you have got -- i'm just listening to you. i am sure you have got parents who have to give a lot. their productivity is affected. we have got people who are struggling with this, and not getting the services that i guess could make them even more productive, and i right? that is what you are saying? >> it is. i do want to reinforce -- this is in fact very serious. my concern with the rhetoric of epidemic is that it seems to stand in contravention to a growing amount of science exploring whether or not we are seeing a rise in incidents or a rise in diagnosi
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm EST
with in the debate, particularly other the last seven days is the time, energy, and attention that has been spent on the tax policies and the neglect of some of the broader challenges we face. this is probably the fantasy of bill and donald that the entire country is focused on the deductions, so they're really in their element but we lose sight of the broader goals here. as maya was say, the first question i would want to answer is, does this package solve the problem? we have a short-term problem with the fiscal cliff a medium term problem, the 10-of year window, we're going to borrow $10 trillion. then what we feel is the primary threat to the future, the long-term problem. before we get into what the exact percentage should be. the second question is revenue and spening. it's essential that revenue be part of the equation not only for political reasons but numerically, it's tough to do with spending cuts along. you have to cut the budget 30% over the long-term and i don't think that will be supported by the american people over the long haul. but we can't just worry about the details of reven
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm EST
in the western hemisphere and produces 1/4 of the country's energy supply, we refuse to abandon the world's most important financial and commercial center. instead we must improve the resiliency of our communities, environment and essential services and vulnerable populations with smart planning and well-designed recovery and rebuilding tools. we have the ability to reduce the consequences of severe weather. by mitigating flood risk through smarter land use guidelines, building codes and flood protection improvements. the state of new york has requested $9 billion for mitigation measures from the administration. the state of new jersey is seeking another $7 billion for the same purpose. i commend governor quomeow and governor christie for -- cuomo and governor christie for including strategic needs in their funding request. both of these leaders have demonstrated inble compassion and concern for the people who they represent and have been highly effective in their leadership since the disaster began and it may also include mayor bloomberg, mayor booker and many other local officials that stepped
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